Pitch It! Competition 2021

The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its fourth year, and the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are delighted to be able to offer a range of resources to help you on your publishing journey! Remember our competition pitch? It’s had a small upgrade… If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Rosanne Hawke

Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Rosanne Hawke! It’s wonderful to welcome accomplished, award-winning author, Rosanne Hawke to the blog! Today she shares the third companion to Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll and Jehan and the Quest of the Lost Dog – Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal; a moving READ MORE

Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!

We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Steven Herrick on Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Steven Herrick! We are delighted to welcome award-winning author Steven Herrick to the blog to talk about his recent middle grade fiction, Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus! This funny, uplifting verse novel celebrates freedom, creativity and friendship that will have you smiling and taking straight to the outdoors… on bikes! Thank READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 – Winners, Runners Up and Honourable Mentions Announced!

Just Write For Kids Australia held its third annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature throughout September this year. The aim was to craft a manuscript pitch to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed each entry for READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020

Well, now this is exciting! The Pitch It! Competition is back for its third year running! And the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are deliriously overjoyed to share the new developments this year! If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript READ MORE

Book Review: As Fast as I Can by Penny Tangey

As Fast as I Can, Penny Tangey, University of Queensland Press, 2020   From the publisher: One girl. One dream. A few hurdles. Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn’t found a sport she’s any good at yet. But everyone says if you work READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Penny Tangey

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Penny Tangey! Introducing the talented, and funny, author, Penny Tangey to the blog, to discuss her new middle-grade novel, As Fast As I Can; an amusing tale of resilience, acceptance and dreaming big. Welcome, Penny! 🙂 About the Author PENNY TANGEY writes humorous books for young people. Her most recent book, READ MORE